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Romney Adviser Dan Senor Calls For Arming Syrian Rebels

Here we go again with these neocons pushing for the United States to get involved in another war in the Middle East. From this Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, too wrong to fail former George W. Bush adviser who is now advising the Romney

Here we go again with these neocons pushing for the United States to get involved in another war in the Middle East. From this Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, too wrong to fail former George W. Bush adviser who is now advising the Romney campaign, Dan Senor joined Mitchell to carp about the United States not doing enough to try to stop the violence in Syria and called for arming the rebels there.

Never mind they're not an organized group and that arming them may just end up escalating the violence there, or that we might be starting a proxy war with Russia by doing so, these Bushies have never found an armed conflict they didn't want the United States to get involved in. Senor's statements here reek of political opportunism and another excuse to attack the Obama administration.

And never mind that this is the same guy who was the one out there telling everyone how wonderfully things were going in Iraq when the opposite was true. No matter how terribly wrong these neocons have been about our policies in the Middle East under the Bush administration, they're still going to be treated as credible by our media.

Senor and his fellow neocons have been carping like this for some time now. Here's more from Foreign Policy Magazine on the letter they sent to the Obama administration in February: Conservatives call for Obama to intervene in Syria:

Fifty-six leading conservative foreign-policy experts wrote an open letter Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama calling on him to directly aid the Syrian opposition and protect the lives of Syrian civilians.

"For eleven months now, the Syrian people have been dying on a daily basis at the hands of their government as they seek to topple the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad. As the recent events in the city of Homs-in which hundreds of Syrians have been killed in a matter of days-have shown, Assad will stop at nothing to maintain his grip on power," wrote the experts.

"Unless the United States takes the lead and acts, either individually or in concert with like-minded nations, thousands of additional Syrian civilians will likely die, and the emerging civil war in Syria will likely ignite wider instability in the Middle East."

They got their title wrong. It should have read PNAC neocons call for Obama to intervene. Here's the list of those so-called "experts" that signed the letter.

Khairi Abaza

Ammar Abdulhamid

Hussain Abdul-Hussain

Tony Badran

Paul Berman

Max Boot

Ellen Bork

L. Paul Bremer

Matthew R. J. Brodsky

Elizabeth Cheney

Seth Cropsey

Toby Dershowitz

James Denton

Mark Dubowitz

Nicholas Eberstadt

Eric S. Edelman

Jamie M. Fly

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Abe Greenwald

John P. Hannah

William Inboden

Bruce Pitcairn Jackson

Ash Jain

Kenneth Jensen

Sirwan Kajjo

Lawrence F. Kaplan

Irina Krasovskaya

William Kristol

Michael Ledeen

Tod Lindberg

Herbert I. London

Clifford D. May

Ann Marlowe

Robert C. McFarlane

Joshua Muravchik

Martin Peretz

Danielle Pletka

John Podhoretz

Stephen Rademaker

Karl Rove

Jonathan Schanzer

Randy Scheunemann

Gary J. Schmitt

Daniel S. Senor

Lee Smith

Henry D. Sokolski

Daniel Twining

Peter Wehner

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Leon Wieseltier

R. James Woolsey

Khawla Yusuf

Dov S. Zakheim

Robert Zarate

Radwan Ziadeh

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